Thursday 4th Nov
Just a quick note about some work I forgot to mention. John P and I went to Gotherington on Oct 20th while the boss was on holiday to have a go at clearing some undergrowth from signal wires after a report that the wire from the distant signal was struggling to return to the normal position. I think this signal has the longest wire run on the railway.
It turns out that the wires from the station towards Winchcombe are copiously encased in brambles and other vegetation.
No sign of any signal wires under this lot !
A bit more work required here - we cleared about 150 yards towards the station from the old concrete sleeper park but there's still more serious de-brambling to do.